2021
DOI: 10.1177/0042098021989953
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Abstract: This article furthers understanding of how commercial imperatives are reshaping dominant conceptions of planning practice in England, and by extension the production of the built environment more widely. We make an original contribution by tracing the emergence of the logic of commercialisation in England, demonstrating how the impacts of austerity and ‘market-led viability planning’ have entrenched the ‘delivery state’, a powerful disciplinary matrix representing late-neoliberal governance. Through in-depth, … Show more

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“…Governance capacity rests not simply with elected officials but also via institutional networks of career executives and experts with public and private sector experience, appointed to boards and key advisory and strategic positions (Bok and Coe, 2017; Kuus, 2020). For professionals in the urban realm, the normalisation of deal-making ‘reshapes planners’ agency and professional identities, and the substance and scope of their work’ (Slade et al, 2021: 1; see also Searle and Legacy, 2021).…”
Section: Urban Governance As Deal-makingmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Governance capacity rests not simply with elected officials but also via institutional networks of career executives and experts with public and private sector experience, appointed to boards and key advisory and strategic positions (Bok and Coe, 2017; Kuus, 2020). For professionals in the urban realm, the normalisation of deal-making ‘reshapes planners’ agency and professional identities, and the substance and scope of their work’ (Slade et al, 2021: 1; see also Searle and Legacy, 2021).…”
Section: Urban Governance As Deal-makingmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Economic growth and land-based accumulation regimes have been central to shaping processes of urban planning in China and the West. While public planning in Britain, for instance, was originally advanced to safeguard public interests, Slade et al (2022) detail how the commercialization of planning over recent decades has eroded the maxim of the public good. Instead, public planning has come to advance the interests of private enterprise.…”
Section: Urban Planning For Economic Growthmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Planning public housing and services became a secondary concern for planners who understand their work to be supporting local economic development. These economically oriented planning measures tend to foreclose debate on how to serve public interests (Slade et al 2022: 402).…”
Section: Urban Planning For Economic Growthmentioning
confidence: 99%